Anyone who fishes the Chesapeake Bay for striped bass will tell you that October means get ready for the striped bass to start feeding. This evening I fished with Andy out of Rocky Point State Park in hopes for a good afternoon bite. I came prepared with four rods tonight, mostly home made jigs and bucktails. We headed east and found some very nice sized blues similar to what we were catching at Chesapeake Beach the week prior but not the working birds like we had hoped. We decided to work a rocky bottom near Love Point where fish like to stage this time of year before they come off to chase bait and it paid off.
We moved from 16-23ft of water dragging jigs on bottom and picking up healthy rockfish until the sun went down. They continued to bite after dark as they usually do at this spot. We also caught fish up at “the spot” in 8ft of water dragging jigs over the rock piles. Tonight’s big fish was 33 inches. Cheers fto the start of ROCKtober!